Nora Thiele (D; percussion)

Nore Thiele is a master on frame drums and one of the leading percussionists in Europe. Her play stands for a highly sensitive unique sound and creative virtuosity in the field of World Percussion. In different ensembles representing early music, Middle eastern styles, jazz, improvisation and contemporary music, she builds bridges between cultures, genres and epochs. With more than 1000 concerts, she has toured as a soloist, guest musician and with her own bands through Europe, the Middle East and China.
Nora Thiele studied ethnic percussion, drum set and the piano at music conservatory in Leipzig. She was raised in an artist family and composes music for her own projects. Since 2013 she has been the Artistic Director of the Playground Festival in Weimar.

Photo: Shendl Copitman